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Table 1 Demographics and alcohol consumption variables of the expectancy group and control group

From: The impact of expectancy on cognitive performance during alcohol hangover

  All subjects AHS > 0 only
Expectancy group Control group Total p-value Expectancy group Control group Total p-value
N 20 20 40   17 18 35  
Male/female 8/12 13/7 21/19 .12 7/10 12/6 19.16 .14
Age 23.7 (7.9) 24.2 (7.1) 24.0 (7.4) .83 21.2 (3.0) 23.6 (6.7) 22.4 (5.3) .18
Age of first drink 16.6 (7.1) 15.4 (1.5) 16.0 (5.1) .48 15.1 (1.2) 15.4 (1.5) 15.3 (1.4) .57
Alcoholic drinks on night out 15.1 (11.0) 10.6 (8.6) 12.9 (10.0) .16 14.9 (12.4) 11.4 (8.6) 12.7 (10.5) .48
Hours of sleep 6.0 (2.2) 6.4 (1.7) 6.2 (1.9) .55 6.1 (2.2) 5.9 (2.3) 6.0 (2.2) .75
Alcohol hangover severity 14.6 (12.7) 10.4 (10.6) 12.5 (11.7) .26 17.1 (12.1) 11.5 (10.5) 14.2 (11.5) .15
  1. Alcohol hangover severity was assesses with the Acute Hangover Scale [13]
  2. Significant differences (p < .05) are indicated by *